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  • n  the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'

  • Tom Perls, an aging expert at Boston University, explains why women live five to 10 years longer than men.
  • Viewers at home may wonder why, when the camera pans to the audience, most of the members of Congress, cabinet, Supreme Court and Joint Chiefs have their heads down.

  • Barack Obama in Washington Post
    If an American company wants to create jobs and grow, we should be there to help them do it,Obama told an audience at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. "That's why I'm urging Congress to invest $5 billion more in these kinds of clean...
  • Steve Jobs in Huffington Post (blog)
    Flash is a successful business for Adobe, and we can understand why they want to push it beyond PCs. But the mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards - all areas where Flash falls short,Jobs wrote....
  • David Cameron in The Guardian
    We are paying a high price for keeping our country safe, for making our world a safer place and we should keep asking why we are there and how long we must be there,he said. "We are there because the Afghans are not yet ready to keep their...

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